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Brazil - soft drinks
Sugar cane (Juice)
brazil
Caldo de cana
Sugar cane (Juice) drink
© com.br
Juice of sugar cane with a pronounced vegetal taste. Sometimes lime is added to decorate. This ultrasweet drink is sold everywhere, in the street, in markets, etc. Garapa means "sugar juice" in portugese and is made of peeled sugar canes that are liquefied by a press machine.
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Coco verde
brazil
Coco  verde drink
© imujer.com
Refreshing water of the green coconut, cut out with a machete by street salesmen. Also sold in bottles. Just delicious !
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Guaraná em pô
brazil
Guaraná em pô drink
© com.br
Traditional drink of the indians. Mix the guarana powder with water to obtain an energetic drink with a caracteristic bitter taste. Nothing to do with the soda.



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Chimarrão
brazil
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Chimarrão drink
© com.br
National beverage of South-Brazil, to be drunk burning ! The green grass is dried, chopped, and prepared as a herbal tea in a small individual calabash. A cultural experience as much as a drink, Chimarrão is a special tea shared with friends. It's a stimulating drink, like tea or coffee. The plant leaves figure on french pharmacopeia as a tonic.
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Fruits (juice),Sucos et vitaminas
brazil
Fruits (juice),Sucos et vitaminas drink
© com.br
Everywhere in Brazil fresh mixed juices are served. In Amazonia exotic fruits abound : cupuaçu, açaí, bacuri, mangaba... Sometimes fruits are presented as frized pulp cubes mixed with water. If mixed with milk, that makes a vitamina. Moreover some fruits (banana, papaya...) are only prepared as vitaminas.
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Guarana
brazil
Guarana drink
© bestuff.com
National brazilian soda prepared with the guarana fruit.

Brazil - vegetarian recipes
Pão de queijo
brazil
Pão de queijo recipe
© com.br

Kind of brazilian tapioca buns with cheese. Here we use parmesan/mozzarella and tapioca flour instead of "meia cura" brazilian cheese and cassava starch.

Ingredients :
tapioca flour 250g
milk 120 ml
oil 45 ml
water 60 ml
one egg
parmesan 55g
mozzarella 55g
salt 1 tsp

Recipe of pão de queijo :
Preheat the oven at 200°C.
Let boil the (milk/water/oil) mix and pour it on the tapioca flour, mixing with an elctric whisk.
Stir in the egg and cheeses, ... read next




Brazil - dances
Forró
brazil
Forró dance
© club-international.org
How to dance Forró Brazilian couple 4 count dance with an easy step: two steps left, two steps right. The step can be layed or hopped. Feet movements are basic and uninterruptedly repeated, arm moves are rare. This is a sensual and joyfull dance. Partners stand close. The male dancer leads the couple and makes turns among other dancing couples. Each year in Paris the Forró Festival ("Ai que Bom") takes place during the Easter week-end : dance workshops on days and concerts on nigths. This ... read next
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Samba
brazil
Samba dance
© italiq-expos.com
How to dance Samba Symbol of Brazil and the Rio Carnival, Samba is the festive dance of exuberance. December the 2nd is the national day of Samba. Two count dance (music 2/4 or 2/2 and sometimes 4/4), Samba is practiced alone or with a partner (Samba de gafieira). The basic step is the same for girls and boys. Some are collective dances of an utilitary practice, like Samba de coco : everybody hits with feet on the beat to build mud houses (wikipedia).
Samba cachito www.youtub ... read next



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Lambada
brazil
Lambada dance
© ytimg.com
How to dance Lambada Ultra sensual brazilian couple dance. Partners tightly intertwined, undulate hips and shoulders and put one knee between the partner's legs. Its music is part of the 10 tubes the most sold of all times. Lambada dance had been influenced by Forro (brazilian 4 count dance ). It's danced with arched legs and folded knees, with a pronounced wave like hip-move. Moreover, the portugese word "lambada" means something like the wave of a whip. Steps are always on sides and ne ... read next

Brazil - tales
Legend of guarana
brazil
Legend of guarana tale
© infomaniak.website
tales of Amazonia




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